Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 02-02-2013

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World condemns Israeli airstrike on Syria

The United Nations, several countries, and some international organizations have censured Israel for the airstrike it launched on Syria last Wednesday.

Iran to become exporter of jet fuel

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has inaugurated a new phase of a gasoline production facility, enabling the country to join the world’s jet fuel exporters.

Suicide bomber attacks U.S. Embassy in Turkey

A Turkish guard and the bomber are killed in the attack in Ankara. Some reports identify the attacker as a member of a left-wing group that Turkey and the U.S. consider a terrorist organization.

Fireworks cause deadly highway collapse in China

n elevated portion of highway in central Chinacollapsed on Friday after a truck loaded with fireworks for Lunar New Year celebrations exploded, killing at least nine people and sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground.

Mexico rescue workers search for survivors after Pemex blast kills 25

Emergency services worked into the early hours of Friday to find people trapped in rubble under state oil company Pemex’s headquarters in Mexico City after an explosion that killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100.

Bahraini court jails policeman for protester death

A court in Bahrain sentenced a policeman to seven years in prison for the fatal shooting of a Shi’ite protester during the political unrest in the Gulf Arab kingdom in 2011, the state news agency BNA reported on Friday.

Nateq-Nouri says he will not run for president

Former Majlis speaker Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri who had been mentioned as a possible candidate for the June presidential election, has ruled out his candidacy.

Iran hopes John Kerry will help revise U.S. foreign policy

Iran has expressed hope that John Kerry, the new U.S. secretary of state, would help revise Washington’s hostile policy toward the Islamic Republic.

Former Iranian irst vice president laid to rest

Hassan Ebrahim Habibi, who served as Iran’s first vice president from 1989 to 2001, was laid to rest on Thursday at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran plans to install new centrifuges at Natanz facility: report

Iran has announced plans to install advanced uranium enrichment machines at the Natanz nuclear plant, in what would be a technological leap allowing it to significantly speed up uranium enrichment activity, Reuters reported on Thursday.

Turkish president calls for expansion of ties with Iran

Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul has called for utilizing all potentials to strengthen the relationship between Iran and Turkey.

Kuwait hails Iran’s humanitarian contributions to Syrians

The Kuwaiti foreign minister has praised the Islamic Republic of Iran for its contributions to the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria which was held in Kuwait on Wednesday.

 

Iran Daily

Strong Reaction To Israel Urged

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi warned of an international plot in Syria, urging a serious reaction to Israel’s air strike on a research center near the Syrian capital to prevent the regime from repeating such attacks.

Oil Revenues Near Full Capacity

Iran ‘does not really care anymore’ about economic sanctions imposed on its energy sector because of export revenues, an economic consultant said on Friday.

Russian FM: Iran Entitled To Upgrade Centrifuges

Iran’s move to upgrade centrifuges is within legal limits, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday.

Asia Leading Global Recovery

The Philippine and Taiwan economies grew more than forecast last quarter and Singapore’s jobless rate fell to a five-year low, signaling an upswing at the end of 2012 that underscores Asia’s role leading a global recovery.

Amnesty: Mali’s Army ‘Killing Civilians’

A new report by Amnesty International says the army in Mali has killed civilians and committed “serious human rights abuses” during the conflict against armed groups in the country.

More US Veterans Commit Suicide

Every day about 22 veterans in the United States kill themselves, a rate that is about 20 percent higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2007 estimate, according to two-year study by a Department of Veterans Affairs researcher.

Enemy Seeking to Disrupt Election

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said enemies have maximized pressure on the Islamic Republic with the aim of disrupting the next presidential election.

Nation Firm on Scientific Progress

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Friday lashed out at the arrogant powers for trying to block Iran’s scientific progress in different fields.

Sanctions Obstacle To Nuclear Breakthrough

Sanctions will not resolve Iran’s nuclear issue, Russian Ambassador to Spain, Yuri Korchagin said on Thursday.

Zionist System Controls News Channels

Following a new round of attacks against the Iranian media, Mohammad Sarafraz, deputy director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), said the Zionist system controls all the mainstream news channels in the world.